SLCentral - Your logical choice for computing and technology
Latest Deals   
Navigation
  • Home
  • Search
  • Forums
  • Hardware
  • Games
  • Tech News
  • Deals
  • Prices
  • A Guru's World
  • CPU/Memory Watch
  • Site Info
  • SL Newsletter
    Recieve bi-weekly updates on news, new articles, and more


    Forum home My SLBoards (Control Panel)View the calendar View the members list Read the FAQ Search the forums

    Go Back   SLCentral Forum > Feedback > SLNews
    User Name
    Password


     
     
    Thread Tools Display Modes
      #1  
    Old 07-17-02, 12:13 PM
    Dave's Avatar
    Dave Dave is offline
    ActiveTuning Partner
     
    Join Date: Dec 2000
    Location: University Of Maryland
    Posts: 1,873
    Dave is on a distinguished road
    Send a message via AIM to Dave
    Default Download: DirectX AMD Fix

    Microsoft has identified a problem with running DirectX 8.1 on AMD processor-based systems. We have the fix.

    Story originally covered by The Inquirer, but files found here

    "Some DirectX 8.1 programs may simply stop working on AMD PCs, and Microsoft has come up with a patch to fix the problem.

    The problem applies to DirectX programs running under Windows XP on AMD platforms. Intel processors are unaffected, the posting on Microsoft's support site here says.

    According to the posting, "the DrawIndexedPrimitive function stops working without displaying an error or debug message". Microsoft fesses up and says the error occurs because of "a code error in the AMD-specific optimized code. This code error may lead to heap corruption," it says.

    So Microsoft, not AMD, messed up, in case you were wondering. "

    To fix the problem you'll have to call Microsoft… Until now.

    The MS KnowledgeBase Article describes the fixed dll:

    The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:


    Date               Time    Version         Size            File name
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    06-May-2002  13:51  5.1.2600.44  1,180,672  D3d8.dll


    SLCentral is proud to present both the fixed d3d8.dll

    Or the whole hotfix: Q321178_WXP_SP1_x86_ENU.exe

    People using a beta release of Service Pack 1 will need to just download the fixed dll file and copy it to their "\Windows\system32" folder.

    People that are not running any versions of SP1 are free to install the Q321178*.exe hotfix file.

    Thanks to Dan for this.
    __________________
    ActiveTuning - Partner & Director Of Sales & Marketing


    Last edited by Dave : 07-18-02 at 10:14 AM.
      #2  
    Old 07-17-02, 01:36 PM
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan Dan is offline
    SLTrout
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 296
    Dan is off the scale
    Send a message via ICQ to Dan
    Default

    It fixed my problems with Motor City Online & Ghost Recon...

    Now the program WILL NOT crash out, but I do experience stutters periodically. MS has contacted me about my results with the current patch, and are looking into the stutter problem. They expect to have an update for me by next week.

    Stay tuned for any new info.
    __________________
    MSI 875P NEO-LSR Mainboard - Intel P4C 3.0Ghz (800Mhz FSB) - 2 x OCZ PC4000 512MB DIMMs - 4 x WD800JB 80GB/8MB Cache (RAID 0+1) - SB Audigy Platinum eX - ATi Radeon 9800 Pro AIW - Sony Trinitron 19" - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
      #3  
    Old 07-17-02, 04:52 PM
    Paul's Avatar
    Paul Paul is offline
    Student-for-life
     
    Join Date: Dec 2000
    Location: College Park, Maryland
    Posts: 1,294
    Paul is off the scale
    Send a message via ICQ to Paul Send a message via AIM to Paul
    Default

    Hi Dave, I sure hope you got permission from Mike Magee before ripping off The Inquirer. 'Cause as of this posting, you haven't credited the source.....
    __________________
    paul@pleaseohpleasedontspamme.slcentral.com
    A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems -- P. Erdos
      #4  
    Old 07-17-02, 04:57 PM
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan Dan is offline
    SLTrout
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 296
    Dan is off the scale
    Send a message via ICQ to Dan
    Default

    That would be my fault... I though that I had put the [quotes] arount that part when I sent it to Dave, but it appears that I did not. Hopefully we can get that edited.

    Ya looking back as my sent email I left out the quotes... I apologize for that.
    __________________
    MSI 875P NEO-LSR Mainboard - Intel P4C 3.0Ghz (800Mhz FSB) - 2 x OCZ PC4000 512MB DIMMs - 4 x WD800JB 80GB/8MB Cache (RAID 0+1) - SB Audigy Platinum eX - ATi Radeon 9800 Pro AIW - Sony Trinitron 19" - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
      #5  
    Old 07-17-02, 05:09 PM
    Dave's Avatar
    Dave Dave is offline
    ActiveTuning Partner
     
    Join Date: Dec 2000
    Location: University Of Maryland
    Posts: 1,873
    Dave is on a distinguished road
    Send a message via AIM to Dave
    Default

    I've shown this to Mike By the way for those that don't know what we're talking about...This story was originally brought together by Mike Magee from The Inquirer. You can read the original article here.
    __________________
    ActiveTuning - Partner & Director Of Sales & Marketing

      #6  
    Old 07-18-02, 11:54 AM
    shawn1998 shawn1998 is offline
    Registered User
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 0
    shawn1998 is off the scale
    Default Can't replace patched file...

    I have sp1 build 1073 installed. I tried to replace the d3d8.dll file in my sys32 folder with the patched one, but it keeps reverting back to the 1073 version. It says it's the newer one for about 10 seconds, then reverts itself back to the 1073 version on its own. I've tried deleting the old one first, but it never actually deletes itself. What do I do?
      #7  
    Old 07-18-02, 06:05 PM
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan Dan is offline
    SLTrout
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 296
    Dan is off the scale
    Send a message via ICQ to Dan
    Default

    That is due to XP's File Protection.

    Just copy the updated file to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
    then copy it to C:\WINDOWS\system32\

    If you dont see your dllcache folder, open Windows Explorer & goto Tools -> Folder Options -> View & Uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)"

    After that you should be fine.
    __________________
    MSI 875P NEO-LSR Mainboard - Intel P4C 3.0Ghz (800Mhz FSB) - 2 x OCZ PC4000 512MB DIMMs - 4 x WD800JB 80GB/8MB Cache (RAID 0+1) - SB Audigy Platinum eX - ATi Radeon 9800 Pro AIW - Sony Trinitron 19" - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
      #8  
    Old 07-19-02, 09:28 AM
    BLiNk BLiNk is offline
    Registered User
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 0
    BLiNk is off the scale
    Default

    Anyone know where I can find the french fix??? cause it says Language incompatibility
      #9  
    Old 07-19-02, 09:54 AM
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan Dan is offline
    SLTrout
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 296
    Dan is off the scale
    Send a message via ICQ to Dan
    Default

    Are you trying to install the hotfix EXE or just the DLL file?? I wouldnt think that the DLL would have language depandencies...

    If you are trying the hotfix, try the DLL method. If you ARE trying the dll method I dont know what to tell you. You migh try using a hex editor on it if you feel daring enough.
    __________________
    MSI 875P NEO-LSR Mainboard - Intel P4C 3.0Ghz (800Mhz FSB) - 2 x OCZ PC4000 512MB DIMMs - 4 x WD800JB 80GB/8MB Cache (RAID 0+1) - SB Audigy Platinum eX - ATi Radeon 9800 Pro AIW - Sony Trinitron 19" - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
      #10  
    Old 07-20-02, 06:29 AM
    shawn1998 shawn1998 is offline
    Registered User
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 0
    shawn1998 is off the scale
    Default

    I can't find the dllcache folder. I did what you said, but nothing. I even tried to name a folder "dllcache" in the system32 folder, but xp says that folder name already exists. So I know that it is there. Nothing I do seems to work for me. I've tried everything I can think of to find this folder, but nothing. Any other ideas?

    Thanks for the replies!

    Shawn
      #11  
    Old 07-20-02, 09:05 AM
    Dave's Avatar
    Dave Dave is offline
    ActiveTuning Partner
     
    Join Date: Dec 2000
    Location: University Of Maryland
    Posts: 1,873
    Dave is on a distinguished road
    Send a message via AIM to Dave
    Default

    Try this:

    Go to folder where the folder should be. Then on the top menu bar go to Tools > Folder Options. Click the View tab, and check the thing that says "Show hidden files and folders"

    Let us know if that helps.
    __________________
    ActiveTuning - Partner & Director Of Sales & Marketing

      #12  
    Old 07-20-02, 12:44 PM
    lan AKA Ian lan AKA Ian is offline
    Registered User
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 0
    lan AKA Ian is off the scale
    Default

    Once i was able to view the dll cach folder windows xp sp1 build 1078 kept reverting it... what i did to fix it was also replace it in these directories
    windows\ServicePackFiles\i386
    windows\system32
    windows\system32\dllcache
    windows\LastGood\system32

    If this doesn't work it is also found in some cab files

    Last edited by lan AKA Ian : 07-20-02 at 01:08 PM.
      #13  
    Old 07-20-02, 12:49 PM
    extremepc's Avatar
    extremepc extremepc is offline
    SLCentral Senior Editor
     
    Join Date: Dec 2001
    Location: Princeton, NJ
    Posts: 1,632
    extremepc is on a distinguished road
    Send a message via ICQ to extremepc Send a message via AIM to extremepc Send a message via Yahoo to extremepc
    Default

    Does anyone think that this fix would fix the problems I am having with my GF3Ti 500 (look in the Technical Support catagory for some more info if you dont know what I am talking about)??

    I am out of the country, so I cant try it, but does anyone have any ideas?
    __________________
    --Daniel--
      #14  
    Old 07-22-02, 04:34 AM
    IainMc IainMc is offline
    Registered User
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 4
    IainMc is off the scale
    Default Windows ME

    Is this problem just with XP ? I installed directx 8.1 on my Windows ME system and none of my games worked. I had to use the System Restore to take it off, but now all the games coming out are using 8.1 and I dont know what to do.
      #15  
    Old 07-22-02, 07:05 AM
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan Dan is offline
    SLTrout
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 296
    Dan is off the scale
    Send a message via ICQ to Dan
    Default

    Try downloading DirectX again from the MS website. The current downloadable version there is 8.1b.
    __________________
    MSI 875P NEO-LSR Mainboard - Intel P4C 3.0Ghz (800Mhz FSB) - 2 x OCZ PC4000 512MB DIMMs - 4 x WD800JB 80GB/8MB Cache (RAID 0+1) - SB Audigy Platinum eX - ATi Radeon 9800 Pro AIW - Sony Trinitron 19" - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
     


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    vB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is On
    Forum Jump



    All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:12 PM.

    Archive - Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6 © 2006, Crawlability, Inc. Top
    Browse the various sections of the site
    Hardware
    Reviews, Articles, News, All Reviews...
    Gaming
    Reviews, Articles, News...
    Regular Sections
    A Guru's World, CPU/Memory Watch, SLDeals...
    SLBoards
    Forums, Register(Free), Todays Discussions...
    Site Info
    Search, About Us, Advertise...
    Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.1
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6 © 2006, Crawlability, Inc.
    Legal | Advertising | Site Info